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Fugitive Catalan leader withdraws candidacy for Catalan Presidency

Fri, 03/02/2018 - 1:45am
MADRID, March 2 (KUNA) -- Fugitive Catalan separatist leader Carles Puigdemont announced late Thursday that he was withdrawing his candidacy as President of the Catalan region."I will not put myself forward as candidate to be appointed regional ...

UNSC resolution on E. Ghouta must be respected - Dutch diplomat

Fri, 03/02/2018 - 1:18am
NEW YORK, March 2 (KUNA) -- Since this Council adopted resolution 2401 last Saturday, civilians are still dying in Eastern Ghouta and elsewhere in Syria, a development that requires an immediate full nationwide cessation of hostilities, a Dutch ...

US to increase air security screening procedures

Fri, 03/02/2018 - 1:16am
WASHINGTON, March 2 (KUNA) -- The Department of Homeland security announced a new effort Thursday to raise security standards for air travel by implementing enhanced security measures "both seen and unseen." These measures include security at ...

Photo of the Day

Fri, 03/02/2018 - 1:06am
Flamingo birds enjoying a splash at a beach near Al Sabah medical area (Majed Saeed – KUNA) ...

Today in Kuwait's history

Fri, 03/02/2018 - 1:00am
KUWAIT, March 2 (KUNA) -- 1991 -- UNSC issued resolution 686, which imposed specific terms on the Iraqi regime before the end of military operations leading to the liberation of Kuwait. 2006 -- Abulatif Al-Shaya passed away at age 85. He was a ...

Briefing of KUNA main news for Thursday until 00:00 GMT

Thu, 03/01/2018 - 6:48pm
KUWAIT - Government agencies start addressing the environment situation in Sabah Al-Ahmad City. ISTANBUL - Dr. Al-Matouq wins the Istanbul Diplomacy Award for contributing to Islamic world. ANKARA - President of Armenia revokes the protocol to ...

Eight Turkish soldiers killed in Syria's Afrin

Thu, 03/01/2018 - 6:46pm
ANKARA, March 1 (KUNA) -- The General Staff of the Turkish Army announced Thursday that eight soldiers were killed and 13 others wounded in clashes with terrorists in Afrin region, northwest Syria.The fatalities took to 41 the death toll of the ...

US calls Russia's nuclear development "irresponsible"

Thu, 03/01/2018 - 4:44pm
WASHINGTON, March 1 (KUNA) -- The United States called Russia an "irresponsible player" for boasting about an array of new weapons that President Vladimir Putin says would make its nuclear arsenal invulnerable to interception.US State Department ...

EP supports EU actions against Poland

Thu, 03/01/2018 - 4:41pm
BRUSSELS, March 1 (KUNA) -- The European Parliament (EP) urged Thursday EU governments to swiftly determine whether Poland is at risk of a serious breach of EU values and if so, to propose solutions.By 422 to 147 votes, the EP adopted a resolution ...

His Highness Crown Prince receives phone call from Bahraini PM

Thu, 03/01/2018 - 4:40pm
KUWAIT, March 1 (KUNA) -- His Highness the Crown Prince Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah received on Thursday a phone call from Bahraini Prime Minister Prince Khalifa bin Salman.Prince Khalifa offered his condolences on the demise of late ...

Pentagon calls on all parties to de-escalate, resolve Syrian conflict

Thu, 03/01/2018 - 4:28pm
WASHINGTON, March 1 (KUNA) -- The Pentagon condemned on Thursday the loss of innocent lives in Syria and called on all parties to "de-escalate and resolve the Syrian conflict and protect innocent civilians." Pentagon Chief Spokesperson Dana White ...

Dr. Al-Matouq wins Istanbul Diplomacy Award

Thu, 03/01/2018 - 4:27pm
ISTANBUL, March 1 (KUNA) -- President of the International Islamic Charitable Organization (IICO) Dr. Abdullah AL-Matouq won the Istanbul Diplomacy Award in recognition of his contributions to the development of a vision for an integrated Islamic ...

EU threatens firm reaction to US steel import restrictions

Thu, 03/01/2018 - 4:03pm
BRUSSELS, March 1 (KUNA) -- The EU expressed regret Thursday over the announcement by US President Donald Trump earlier on the imposition of additional import duties on EU exports of steel and aluminum to the United States. The import duties are set ...